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SE Ohio
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# Posted: 9 Jan 2019 18:58
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Quoting: deercula
A friend of mine in Michigan claims to have been chased by a 5 foot long Blue Racer while he was bowhunting deer. Now he carries a pistol with snake loads along with his bow and arrows.


People can easily outrun snakes. Snakes make a lot of movement but little slither speed.

Striking speed is another story. Most snake bites are to hands. As the old adage goes, don't pet the snakes...

SE Ohio
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# Posted: 9 Jan 2019 19:03
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PS love snakes, hate mice. Snakes eat mice...

Hate ticks. I guess snakes eat mice that have ticks? 🤔

Malamute
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# Posted: 9 Jan 2019 21:28 - Edited by: Malamute
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I have no problem with bull snakes or other snakes, but rattlesnakes get no mercy anywhere near the home place or places I frequent with my dogs. Ive had one IN the house, a dog bit in the face in the yard (she was very sick for about a week after a visit to the vet and IV fluids and anti-inflamatories) almost stepped on many, stepped over some unknowingly, had two under the bottom porch step which I discovered in the dark as i came home, a number in the yard and close by, and 2 or 3 come out from under my vehicle.

Bullets, birdshot loads, rocks, shovels, tapping a Winchester carbine butt on the head, theres many ways to end them. Im happy to let the bull snakes take over whatever mouse duties the potential loss was, Ill also use mouse traps. I dislike rattlesnakes greatly.

Planning on installing snake lights under the vehicle when I end up back in Az. They are commonly called rock lights, but should work well as snake lights.

neb
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# Posted: 3 Feb 2019 17:14 - Edited by: neb
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^ I'm with Malamute I have many bulls around and I love them on my place. I actually am disappointed if I don't see them once in a while. I don't have a mouse problem and they are my friends. Rattle snakes I have lived around them all my life and I have no problem with them, except I wouldn't want them living near my cabin.

redneckpaul
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# Posted: 3 Feb 2019 17:28
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This may sound crazy but I have snake dreams, where ever I go there is snakes and I can`t get away from them. I don`t like snakes they give me the creeps. I despise rattlesnakes, if I see a rattlesnake I kill it. I leave other snakes alone as long as they stay away from the cabin.

NT5224
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2019 23:32
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Snakes?

As a cabin dweller in the monsoonal tropics of remote north Australia, they’re part of our local landscape both within and without the house. I guess we interact with them daily. Some are real nasties ( taipan anyone?) but mainly big old pythons. Beautiful, they just want to give you a squeeze, but don’t let them into the chook pen or onto your dog...

Both my wife and I love ‘our’ snakes... wouldn’t live without them. But we treat them with respect.

Alan

justincasei812
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2019 15:12
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I personally have never been a real big fan of snakes but I try to leave them be. Most if not all snakes we come across here in Michigan are good to have around. Very few people encounter the eastern massasauga rattlesnake but the funny thing is that we have had a few people bit in the last few years within the state. It just confirms they are still around and a little caution needs to be taken. All in all I wouldn't kill one just maybe move it out a little farther. We have a nest (?) or whatever it is called under our porch of gardener snakes and see them every year.

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